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Old 28 Mar 2011, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, I just want some advice really. I currently have 17" wheels on my classic at the moment. Would it be beneficial to invest in some lightweight 16" wheels as I'm going for a lightweight car, or sticking with 17's or even increasing to 18" for better handling? Any help would be appreciated :-) regs Gareth
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Old 28 Mar 2011, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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apparently 16's are the best for handling, 17's are fine but I wouldn't go for 18's...imo !
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Old 28 Mar 2011, 04:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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big wheels can improve grip but sometimes negatively affect the handling. On my previous vtec cicivc I took the 17's off and replaced them with speedline motorsport rims and toyo t-1 r . Handled far better as it was less figidity over mid corner bumps.
Ive 18's on my scoob for looks but think the same as I mentioned above about mid corner bumps
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Old 28 Mar 2011, 04:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi I've gone with 17" speedlines with toyo's. Thanks for help guys. Gareth
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Old 28 Mar 2011, 05:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Subaru recommend the tyre size of 205/45/17/88w for the 17" rims
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